Pictured (L-R) are Joshua Case, Peter Case, Mike Meltzer, and Cups ‘N Strings owner/chief engineer Bruce Maddocks.
Photo by David Goggin
Folk-rocker Peter Case stopped by L.A.’s Cups ‘N Strings Studios to transfer new 16-track analog material to Pro Tools for his upcoming album Who’s Gonna Go Your Crooked Mile? Selected Tracks 1994-2004, set for September 14 release. As founder of The Plimsouls, renowned for the pop standard “A Million Miles Away,” Case has enjoyed a flourishing career as a solo artist for the last two decades.
“I got a new sound going,” he remarked during sessions. “I’m recording and performing with a great band—it’s a hard-hitting record, sort of garage/folk/soul.” The new album includes selected tracks from his 1994-2004 Vanguard years and new tracks recorded at engineer Mike Meltzer’s TMOP Studio, with Case’s son Joshua co-producing, engineering and playing guitar and keyboards.
Cups ‘N Strings has won a reputation for superior work in both the analog and digital domains, with a high profile among top engineer and producers like Elliot Scheiner, who called on studio owner/engineer Bruce Maddocks to make the conversions for the upcoming six-album Steely Dan reissue in 5.1 surround. When quizzed about his conversion experience at Cups ‘N Strings, Peter Case replied, “We recorded on 2-inch 16-track tape for that big, fat analog sound and Bruce has done a wonderful job of retaining that quality in the conversion to digital for the mixing in Pro Tools: The proof is in the sound.” Transfers of the analog tape were done from an Otari MTR-90 MkIII to a ProTools HD|3 rig and then burned to DVD-R.
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